Bronze temple bell 梵鐘 (bonshô)

Price:  2.100,00

Very large, and heavy traditional bronze temple bell 梵鐘 (bonshô), boasting a rich dark patina and a resonant sound.

The top handle, 竜頭 (ryûzu), is beautifully sculpted into the form of twin dragon heads. The bell’s upper section features prominently displayed bosses 乳 (chi) in four rows of four, each set within embossed cartouches, and includes at the lower edge a flower-shaped striking panel 撞座 (tsuki’za).

Height 55 cm, Diameter 28.2 cm.
Weight 20.4 kg.

In a very good original condition with minimal traces of wear conform age. Please look at the photos for a condition reference.

Bonshô are integral to Japanese Buddhist temples, used for calling monks to prayer and marking time. Known also as tsurigane 釣り鐘 or ōgane 大鐘, these bells are a storied element of Buddhist practice in Japan.

When shipped we will add a certificate of authenticity.

Ref. No. : C1235


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